9 Best Day Trips from Cancun, Mexico

You will not regret sprinkling these outstanding experiences in between beach time at your resort.

This UNESCO World Heritage site is one of the largest Mayan cities ever built and recently named one of the Seven New Wonders of the World. 

Chichen Itza

Visit Tulum to see Mayan ruins perched right on the water, which provided ancient Mayan cities a means for trade.


Highlights also include traditional dance performances, a recreation of a Mayan village, a turtle nesting site in addition to many opportunities to swim and snorkel.


Xel-Ha is an aquatic theme park built around a natural inlet and lagoon with opportunities to get up-close with wildlife.


You’ll find restaurants, bars and colorful houses on Isla Mujeres, but it’s mostly famous for its reefs. It was one of Jacques Cousteau’s favorite diving locations.

Isla Mujeres

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